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do snakes increase the frequency of their sheds when they have damage to their skin, to speed up the healing process
my retic has some burn marks (not caused by me) and its eyes have gone blue. when i got it a week ago it had flaking dry skin from its previous shed all over it. its hard to tell how long ago the shed was but i would say within the last 3 weeks. 3 weeks between sheds doesn't seem long even for a young growing snake, if it is even that long.
 

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my corns shed 5 weeks ago and then a couple of weeks ago again. i think this is because i am feeding them up cause when i got them 2 months ago they were underfed
 

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Yes they do tend to shed to repair damage, even if they werent really due one. A young pinesnake I had did this after getting some scales damaged during a "run in" with some packing tape.
 

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yes, if they have a burn or damage skin the go into a sheding cicle and will shed alot more offten to repair it faster.
 

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thanks, i thought that would be the case.
 
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